Rhys Patchell developed through the Blues Academy system after signing with them late in the 2010/11 season. Playing much of his club game with Cardiff RFC, by the end of his first season he had made 16 appearances and scored 114 points as he took on the goal-kicking duties.
Gaining international honours at Under-18 and Wales Sevens, the Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf product has stormed onto the domestic scene with a man-of-the-match performance at fly half on his RaboDirect PRO12 debut against the Newport Gwent Dragons at the beginning of the 2012/13 season.
Patchell was awarded Cardiff Blues Most Promising Player of the Year in 2013, followed by a call-up to the Wales senior squad for their summer tour in Japan. Patchell went on to get his first cap for Wales in the tour of Japan.